• Thumbnails 320x160_0014_Sandy Thomson Recieves A SNAME Fellowship

    Sandy Thomson Recieves A SNAME Fellowship

    Nov 03, 2016
    At the opening session of the 2016 SNAME Maritime Convention in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). According to the Society, the grade of Fellow is accorded exclusively to “individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education or associated management.”
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0015_RiverTough Conversion Sees Impala Operations Unaffected by El Niño River Levels

    RiverTough Conversion Sees Impala Operations Unaffected by El Niño River Levels

    Oct 24, 2016
    Thordon Bearings has successfully completed the oil to water-lubricated tailshaft bearing conversions of the first four of 15 Impala Terminals Colombia-operated tug/tow boats. Impala Zambrano, the first of 15 triple-screw and twin-screw pusher boats scheduled for oil-to-water conversion, was retrofitted in July 2015 with a Thordon RiverTough bearing and TG100 shaft seal combination.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0031_Hornblower Flagship Replaces Seals With Thordon's Maintenance-Free TG100

    Hornblower Flagship Replaces Seals With Thordon's Maintenance-Free TG100

    Sep 19, 2016
    Thordon Bearings’ US West Coast Distributor, Pacific Marine Equipment has successfully completed the installation of a pair of TG100 mechanical propeller shaft seals to Hornblower Cruises & Events’ 1000-passenger capacity twin screw flagship, Inspiration Hornblower.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0059_Thordon Introduces Global Service & Support Concept

    Thordon Introduces Global Service & Support Concept

    Sep 06, 2016
    Canada’s Thordon Bearings has introduced a global service and support (GSS) service to assist ship owners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance and shaft/stern tube alignment services of the full range of oil and grease-free Thordon propeller shaft, rudder and deck equipment products.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0050_Thordon's SeaThigor Seal Delivers New Level of Redundancy for COMPAC

    Thordon's SeaThigor Seal Delivers New Level of Redundancy for COMPAC

    Sep 02, 2016
    Thordon Bearings has unveiled what is potentially the marine industry’s safest, most robust shaft seal as part of a programme of enhancements underway to optimise its award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0017_Pods Versus Water Lubricated Props - Greater Comparative Studies Required

    Pods Versus Water Lubricated Props: Greater Comparative Studies Required

    Aug 23, 2016
    Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded propulsion arrangements in order to provide shipowners with a better understanding of the two very different propulsion configurations.
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